First, this is my fifth time trying to withdrawal from opiates, and, as usual, the fourth day always seems to be the hardest. I used a little bit yesterday (on the fourth day) and am wondering if this will set me back. I rationalized using it (us drug abusers are good at rationalizing) by telling myself that if I used a little bit then I would eat, drink, and sleep (all three of which I did.)
Also, I'm using a drug called catapres, which a friend gave me and told me it was a generic form of clonodine. Is this true? I couldn't find anything on the RX search engines.
And third, I've been taking valium (sometimes up to 50mg a day) for the last 4 or 5 days. I only have about 7 10mg pills left and am wondering if there's any chance that I've developed a tolerance in the past 5 days of valium use. I'm thinking not, but the last thing I want to do is go through benzo withdrawal after going through narcotic withdrawal.
Thanks for both this board and any help you can give me,
The fourth day may suck, but you're not far away from the other side. So using is the wrongest decision you could possibly take.
I remember having done the same thing a few times with an inevitable result: relapse.
So, if you still hide some smack somewhere, I strongly recommend
you get rid of it.
As to valium, I think it's a valuable help to get you some hours of sleep, which for me is the critical issue in medium to late withdrawal. If you've been taking it for 5 days, no chance you're hooked on it. You're probably taking too much. Slow down and in a few days forget about it. Hold in there & good luck.
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